Do they have what it takes to win the race and pocket US$100,000.00?
courtesy of AXN Asia
The Amazing Race Asia 5 will premiere on the AXN Asia Channel this coming October!
courtesy of EntertainmentPH
Anea Garcia of Dominican Republic, Miss Grand International 2015 is no longer the reigning titleholder. Her First Runner-Up Claire Elizabeth Parker of Australia has effectively taken over.
Here is the breaking news of pageant owner Nawatt Itsaragrisil:
With immediate effect, Miss Anea Garcia will step down from her position as Miss Grand International 2015 due to unable to fulfil and follow the contractual agreement with Miss Grand International Organisation.
We are pleased to welcome Miss Claire Elizabeth Parker to take over this honourable position and continue the honourable duty as Miss Grand International 2015.
Congratulations to Miss Claire Elizabeth Parker as the new Miss Grand International 2015.
Miss Grand International Organisation
What say you, dear readers?
Nawatt is not the hardest to please, pageant-wise. So the dethronement of Anea must have been really such a big burden on him to finally make this grand (no pun intended) decision.
So does this mean our very own Parul Shah is now 2nd Runner-Up?
This is Bb. Pilipinas 2016.
Are you really ready for this, potential Binibinis?
This won’t be easy. The Philippines is now a certified global pageant powerhouse nation. Targets will be marked on your backs. And there will be no room for the weak-willed, however gorgeous you look on the outside.
Are you up to it?
Then sign up for Bb. Pilipinas 2016. Refer to the instructions in the top photo grid and you’re on your way to facing what could be your wildest and most fulfilling journeys ever!😀
Deadline for submission is on January 15.
Just when everyone thought 2013 was a banner year for Philippine participation in international pageantry, 2015 came stronger and gathered a collection of victories and achievements that eclipsed the tally of two years back. So to recap the string of glorious performances, here is an honor roll of the brightest Filipinas (and Filipinos who made us proud.
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015
Angelia Ong, Miss Earth 2015
Ann Lorraine Colis, Miss Globe 2015
Leren Mae Bautista, Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015
Trixie Maristela, Miss International Queen 2015
Cindy Madumma, Miss Scuba International 2015
1st Runner-Up (or Top 2):
Christi Lynn McGarry, Miss Intercontinental 2015
Maria Daziella Gange, Miss Heritage 2015
Rose-Lyn Ugay, International Best Female Model World 2015
2nd Runner-Up (or Top 3):
Judah Cohen, Mister Tourism International 2015
Divine Ezrha Canaceli, Global Beauty Queen 201
Paulo Noces, International Best Male Model World 2015
Parul Shah, Miss Grand International 2015
Candice Ramos, Miss Global 2015
Arcel Yambing, Mister Model International 2015
Hillarie Parungao, Miss World 2015
Janicel Lubina, Miss International 2015
Reniel Villareal, Mister International 2015
Anabel Christine Tia, Miss United Continents 2015
Rogelie Catacutan, Miss Supranational 2015
And although the three following individuals are part of 2014, let me add the honors they brought since their competitions took place during 2015:
Neil Perez, Mister International 2014
Mary Jean Lastimosa, Top 10, Miss Universe 2014 and
Joseph Doruelo, Top 13, Mister Global 2015
So will 2016 be an uphill climb for everyone who will wear the Philippine sash in the next 12 months? There is difficulty for sure because the incline will be steeper with the standards of both local and international pageant followers getting raised several notches. The target is now on their backs. But nothing is impossible. Quoting Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong, “we will because we can“.
And with that, let us close the 2015 chapter with gratitude in our hearts. The Philippines is not just Country of the Year, but a certified pageant powerhouse nation.🙂
We got our most precious gift last Monday when Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach delivered the Miss Universe crown as promised. Just days earlier, Christi Lynn McGarry almost snatched the Miss Intercontinental title before Hillarie Parungao accomplished a difficult-to-crack Top 10 placement during Miss World. And even two weeks prior, Angelia Ong sizzled with a back-to-back win in Miss Earth, in addition to Rogelie Catacutan’s Top 20 spot in Miss Supranational. What a December this has really been.
And let’s not forget the other worth-citing ladies and gentlemen who started the ball rolling for us. There’s Parul Shah contributing a 3rd Runner-Up finish in Miss Grand International. And how can we miss Ann Colis with an explosive Miss Globe clincher, followed by a win by Trixie Maristela as Miss International Queen, a 1st Runner-Up notch for Daziella Gange in Miss Heritage and a Top 10 placement for Janicel Lubina in Miss International. Add to that the Top 10 inclusion of Reniel Villareal in Mister International, a Top 3 run for Judah Cohen in Mister Tourism International and a Top 6 rank in Mister Model International with Arcel Yambing. And just so you know as well, Cindy Madumma added a special side treat by nailing Miss Scuba International.
The year ain’t over, but Christmas is just a wink away. So let me greet all of my friends, readers, followers and loved ones a Very Merry Christmas! The sound of Jingle Bells and the chime of Silver Bells are ringing out loud for the Philippines. Let it snow! Or better yet, let’s all give Love on Christmas Day! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
And while you’re at it, count all the Miss Universe-inspired segments that the organizers used for the whole show.
courtesy of HolidayTV Files